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Name: Francesca Smith

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Party: Somerset County Gazette: ElectionsModule Party Logo Liberal Democrat

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Fran has been a district councillor for the Blackbrook and Holway area since 2003. 

She was born in Taunton and educated at Priorswood Secondary Modern and SCAT. She is married to Peter and they have three daughters, one of whom, Federica, is also a councillor!

Fran regularly campaigns for local people to have access to good housing and jobs, and has also worked on other local issues such as the pedestrianisation of the town centre and economic development in the town.

She opposed the sell-off of the council housing stock as well as the proposed merger with West Somerset Council.

Fran believes the council has failed to build enough council houses and has not stood up to developers who are failing to provide enough affordable and rented houses for local families.

Fran believes in fairness, equality, and transparency, and tries to follow those ideals as a councillor.

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